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3 Ontario’s ‘Open for Business’ law will erode workplace rights

By Alison Braley-Rattai Assistant Professor, Brock University Ontario’s Conservative government recently tabled the Open for Business Act (Bill 47). Bill 47 proposes to repeal the changes to Ontario’s workplace laws introduced by the previous Liberal government under Bill 148. The purpose of Bill 148 was to increase fairness for workers,…

2 Treating people who use drugs with dignity

  Submitted by the Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit Stereotypes about people who use drugs are making it more difficult to provide treatment and prevent overdose, the Simcoe Muskoka Opioid Strategy (SMOS) says. In a campaign running through the fall, the coalition hopes to shift thinking, to create greater understanding and…

7 Listen Up! Is Trudeaumania getting sour?

There are a few challenges that will face the Trudeau Government over the next eleven months as they approach a federal election. The question remains as to whether they have made enough missteps along the way to lose the confidence of Canadian voters. It won’t be too long until we find out.

7 More than carbon taxes, we need wholescale energy transitions

By Emily Eaton, Associate professor, University of Regina We’ve heard it ad nauseum from our political leaders and the media: We can’t do anything about climate change because it would cost us jobs and jeopardize our future. “We are trade exposed.” “We can’t afford a carbon tax.” “The sun doesn’t shine…

28 Listen Up! Responsibility for hate starts at the top

  Events in the United States this past week, have overshadowed anything else I had intended to write about today. One simply cannot ignore, not only the horror of these crimes, but also their serious and long- term implications. And for those who will say these are not matters of…

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